Annual Summary EPAA/AAPE Volume 22 (2014)


Annual Summary EPAA/AAPE Volume 22 (2014)

Overview of Publishing Activities

  • 124 articles were released in 2014, representing a 36% increase from 2013
    • 24 articles in Portuguese
    • 39 articles in Spanish
    • 62 articles in English
    • 202 authors (compared to 168 in 2013) from more that a 100 institutions and 24 different countries (compared to just 19 countries in 2012)
    • 260 reviewers collaborated with EPAA/AAPE
    • Formalized the agreement with Revista de Política Educativa and posted 21 articles.
    • 7 special issues published:
  1. Qualitative Inquiry, Guest Co-Edited by Gustavo E. Fischman and Adai Tefera.
  2. Nuevas Perspectivas sobre el Curriculum Escolar, Guest Co-Edited by Miguel A. Pereyra and Jesús Romero Morante.
  3. The Future of Educational Research Journals, Guest Edited by David Post.
  4. 4.     Politics, Policies, and Practices of Coaching and Mentoring Programs, Guest Edited by Sarah L. Woulfin.
  5. Educação de Jovens e Adultos; Aprendizagem no Século 21, Guest Co-Edited by Sandra Regina Sales & Jane Paiva
  6. Educação Especial: Diferenças, Currículo e Processos de Ensino e Aprendizagem, Guest Co-Edited by Márcia Denise Pletsch & Geovana Mendonça Lunardi Mendes
  7. The Comparative and International Histories of School Accountability and Testing, Guest Co-Edited by Sherman Dorn and Christian Ydesen
  • 19 videocasts posted on the EPAA/AAPE (7 more than in 2013)



  • 3,386 subscribers to our listserv (17% increase from 2013)
  • 204,000 unique visitors in the year (30% increase from 2013)
  • PKP Publishing services has hosted EPAA since August 2014, and reports that the journal has averaged 17,000 unique visitors per month, with a staggering 18GB of data per month served on average.

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Social Media

  • EPAA is committed to finding new and relevant ways to disseminate educational research, such as the use of social media:
    • 359 new Facebook followers since the New Year, with 882 “likes.”
    • 700 Twitter followers – follow us @epaa_aape!
    • More than 3,000 views on

Publication Process

Submissions received during 2014:                              310

Submissions sent for peer review                                 154

Submissions rejected by editorial board                        108

Submissions rejected after peer-review                         101

Submissions accepted for publication                              53

Submissions still under review                                       57

Acceptance Rate                                                           9%

Time to Publication

  • 7-10 days (interval for publication)
  • 50 days to review (average time for contacting authors with letters of acceptance/rejection) – down from 56 days in 2013.
  • 85 days to publication (average time between reception, revision and publication) – down from 150 days in 2013.

Rankings, Indexing, and Progress

  • EPAA/AAPE is listed by more than 20 scholarly indexing agencies including Scopus, Redalyc, Qualis, CIRC and Pubmed among others.
  • EPAA/AAPE is listed in Quartile 2 in the classification of the Scimago Journal Ranking using data from Scopus.
  • Using Scopus, EPAA/AAPE’s H-Index is 29 (The H-index indicates average citations)
  • Using Google Scholar EPAA/AAPE’s has an H-index of 15.
  • Using the H-index of Google Scholar EPAA/AAPE’s is one of the top 10 education policy journals
  • Using the H index of the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) EPAA/AAPE is ranked #68 among 414 US education journals and #125 among the 1035 worldwide ranked journals in education.
  • According to our own estimates, EPAA/AAPE continues to be the top open access journal ranked on the SJR indicator.


  • Beginning in Fall 2014, editorial support for EPAA has been provided by edXchange’s Scholarly Communications Group, a knowledge mobilization initiative supported by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
  • Starting in January 2015, Dr. Kevin Kinser will be the new associate editor of higher education and we would like to thank Dr. Rick Mintrop for his service to the journal.
  • 7 special call for papers are under development for 2015:
    • A New Paradigm for educational Accountability, Guest Edited Linda Darling-Hammond
    • Knowledge brokers in education:  How intermediary organizations are bridging the gap between research, policy and practice internationally Guest Edited Amanda Cooper
    • Examining Teach For America: Politics, Leadership, Student Achievement, and Race, Guest Co-Edited by Tina Trujillo and Janelle Scott.
    • Teach For All and Global Teacher Education Reform, Guest Co-Edited by Daniel Friedrich and Rolf Straubhaar.
    • Models of Open Education in Higher Education, Guest Co-Edited by Lisa Petrides and Cynthia Jimes.
    • Etnografía y sociolingüística de la interacción. Análisis de prácticas cotidianas y políticas educativas a través de ensayos fotográficos y artículos de investigación, Guest Co-Edited by Ana Heras and Virginia Unamuno.
Stephen J. Ball y la investigación sobre políticas educativas en América Latina. Guest Co-Edited by Jason Beech y Analía Inés Meo,